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Memorial Steer Wrestling event was a success

Courtesy PhotoThe overall saddle winner of the 5th Annual Wayne Melvin and Swede Swanson Memorial Steer Wrestling was Ben Schofner.

SUTHERLAND, Neb. – Thirty-two outstanding steer wrestlers competed at the 5th Annual Wayne Melvin and Swede Swanson Memorial Steer Wrestling on June 14, 2011, at Sutherland, Neb.

The competition was exciting with cowboys from Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, and South Dakota all competed in three rounds for an average saddle.

The overall saddle winner was Ben Schofner; 2nd place, Tyler Haugen; 3rd place, Cole Edge and 4th place, Nick Guy.

Ben then competed one-on-one with last year’s winner Garrett Nokes for the traveling buckle. Garrett was faster on two, so Garrett will face the average winner again next year.

A special thanks to the contestants, volunteers, and numerous sponsors that keeps this event in production.